“Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them. I’m beginning to think that maybe great, epic romances don’t just happen. We have to make them ourselves.”
Cress has been trapped inside a satellite for years, doing Queen Levena and Sybil’s bidding. She is told to track Cinder and her team and keep an eye on Kai. However, she has been working against Levena and she is drawn into the reality of Cinder’s world.
If you liked Cinder and Scarlet, then this will not disappoint you. It didn’t fully grasp my attention till about 30% in, which actually made me a little bit sad, because I was scared I wasn’t going to enjoy it that much. Thankfully though, I started to get into the story a bit more until I was struggling to put it down. It is a long book, and that can be a bit off-putting, and I think it is one of the main reasons it took me so long to read it.
Cress is a great character. I liked how different she is from both Cinder and Scarlet. She is really shy, unsure of herself sometimes, until it came to her hacking abilities and she knows there is no one better than her, and I liked that confidence in her. It was nice to be introduced to all these new characters. One main thing I love about Marissa Meyer is that she shows us that these women don’t need to rely on men, they are the hero of their own story, and they are in charge of the situation and I love that.
The relationship between Cress and Thorne was very cute. Meyer hasn’t rushed it, and I like the development between the two. I also like how Cress had this image of a perfect hero in her head, and once she got to know him, she realises he is not like that, but she still sees all the good in him. I really do look forward to reading more of them.
Winter was introduced in Cress, and I actually was pleasantly surprised by her character and I am definitely looking forward to reading more about her. Shame about such a long wait…
World building is another aspect of Cress which was done brilliantly. Meyer seems to have done it even better in Cress, and I was very happy with it.
Overall, a very entertaining, thrilling, action packed book that will suit all your needs.
MY RATING: ★★★★★